Are masks effective against coronavirus?

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A study found that SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) remained stable in the air for several hours, suggesting the illness could be hampered by masks.

A team of researchers blasted virus-laden fluids into a rotating cylinder to create an aerosolised cloud of air, and found that the virus remained stable for several hours within that cloud, raising fears about its ability to persist in ambient air.

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